We did it! Readers who permed last week's Scoop6 selections are now £4,432.50 better off after scooping the win and place dividends - and in with a chance of landing a share of this weekend's bumper £360,961 bonus pot.

With a total of 71 outright Scoop6 winners, this Saturday's nominated bonus race is a mere formality. All horses in the field can be covered if winners pool together, giving an additional guaranteed bonus of £5,084 each - or over £9,500 in total over two weeks. Not bad for a day's tipping!

Here's how we hit the jackpot - for a perm bet of just £16 covering the selections. Ad Hoc won the opener at Ayr at 11/4, with Race Leader, 9/4 making it two out of two at Thirsk.

Kings Measure was a late withdrawal in the third leg, but Ginembre, second selection in the opener at Ayr, was noted as holding an alternative entry in this race - and duly landed the odds at 8/1.

Dato Star was also a late non-runner in the fourth leg, so the bet automatically went on to the favourite, Mister Morose, who obliged at 5/4.

Paris Pike landed the Scottish National at 5/1 and Lord York won the final leg at 11/4.

Bingo! A new page in local newspaper Scoop6 tipping history is written.

I can't guarantee results like this every week, but I'll do my best. This Saturday's televised action comes from Haydock on BBC1, with flat racing from Kempton and a couple of chases from Carlisle making up the Scoop6 bets.

The Group 3 1m 4f race at 2.00 is the feature race from the Lancashire track and in the absence of Henry Cecil's Capri, I'd give a good chance to John Berry's Largesse, who landed the odds on his seasonal reappearance.

The five furlongs sprint for three-year-olds half an hour later presents a fine opportunity for Richard Hannon's Watching, the mount of Richard Hughes. The 1m 4f handicap at 4.05 is wide open, with Ian Balding's Top Cees, another Richard Hughes mount, likely to run his usual big race. But Pat Eddery's booking for recent course winner Inigo Jones should not be ignored. Kempton looks extremely tricky, although Frankie Dettori's booking for Clive Brittain's seasonal debut winner Tanzilla in the one mile Listed race at 3.15 is noteworthy, while Kieren Fallon has strong claims aboard Sir Michael Stoute's Adilabad in another one mile Listed race half an hour later.

Barry Hills, who always strikes form early, sends out Prairie Falcon for the two miles Showcase handicap at 4.15. The trainer's son Michael takes the ride.

The two Carlisle races look impossible, though Jim Old's Collier Bay would be a warm order if going to post in the 3m 2f handicap chase at 3.30. Arctic Sandy and Advance East appear the ones for the shortlist in the extended 2m 4f handicap chase 30 minutes later.

There's also a bumper Bank Holiday Monday programme, including National Hunt racing from our local track at Wetherby. But here are this week's Scoop6 selections. It will take some winning again, but who knows? Remember, if neither of the selections run in a particular race, opt for the favourite.

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